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Wavelength-dispersive and filtering applications of volume holographic optical elements
Author(s): Tomasz P. Jannson; Chris C. Rich; Lev S. Sadovnik
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Paper Abstract

The recent development of highly efficient and highly transparent holographic materials such as dichromated gelatin and various types of photopolymers has stimulated several attractive wavelength dispersive and wavelength filtering applications for volume holographic optical elements in both reflection and transmission geometries. Within the class of uniform volume periodic holographic structures, we recognize dispersion-free Lippmann filters and dispersive slanted holographic structures (gratings). While the former is competitive with dielectric multilayers, the latter is comparable to surface-relief holographic and nonholographic gratings. Dispersion-free Lippmann filters are commonly represented by Raman filters, wavelength- selective IR mirrors, solar-control windows, XUV mirrors, and eye-protection rugate filters. On the other hand, dispersive slanted volume holographic structures have been most successful in the Littrow configuration and as quasi-Lippmann gratings used in WDM data links, as well as within holoplanar interconnects and TIR couplers for 3D optoelectronic processor. This paper presents recent developments of volume holographic optical elements in two areas of interest: holographic filters and gratings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 1545, International Conference on the Application and Theory of Periodic Structures, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49401
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz P. Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Chris C. Rich, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Lev S. Sadovnik, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1545:
International Conference on the Application and Theory of Periodic Structures
Jeremy M. Lerner; Wayne R. McKinney, Editor(s)

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